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The UIP Companies Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2019

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3.5
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65%
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69%
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Steve Schwat and Peter Bonnell
26 Ratings
  1. "I enjoy being a UIPerson..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The UIP Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been with UIP for about 2 years... This company has become family to me... The company plans tons of events that unite the site staff and engages the team in fun and interactive training... The principals and senior management are always available to speak with regarding any matter you have... I love the site that I work on... I am a very HAPPY UIPerson...

    Cons

    More staff needed to keep up with the exponential growth this company is experiencing right now... New properties coming on line all the time...

    Advice to Management

    Increase hiring using as many options as possible... Job Fairs, etc...

    The UIP Companies2019-03-28
  2. "Best company to work in."

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Receivable in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The UIP Companies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This company is like a family, we have our ups and downs (more ups then downs) but we stick together in thick and thin. Everyone here is very pleasant, caring and will stop to help you in a heart beat. This company makes sure that you have all the tools needed for you to get your job done. They make sure that you succeed and not fail in your job. They support you by making sure that you are trained properly and are given...

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    Cons

    I have not experienced any down sides with UIP.

    Advice to Management

    There is always room to grow with this company.

    The UIP Companies2019-02-01
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Broken Process/Procedures and Volatile/Hostile Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The UIP Companies full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company. Since the departure of a VP a few years ago there is zero training and concern for those who work on site and do our best. It is chaotic, disorganized and demanding without clear direction from the leaders. Leadership is hostile and volatile which creates a hostile and uncomfortable working environment. People work hard and want to do a good job but the constant demoralization takes...

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    Cons

    Hostile and volatile owners. No direction. Pay structure (which is not legal). No communication--except yelling and screaming and harsh, demoralizing emails from everyone. No moral compass. No appreciation for people who give up family time for the company. No regard for people who work hard and give up everything to help the company to be successful--it is thankless! I cannot wait to move on from this company. When...

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    Advice to Management

    I did all I can do to help. No one listens/cares. My advice--you have two ears and one mouth, by design--use them in proportion--listen to what everyone has said over the last 5+ years. Nothing changes if nothing changes. The leaders want to blame those around them. Hint: hold up a mirror--look closely--you will see why the company has high turnover and people who are unhappy and disengaged.

    The UIP Companies2018-08-06
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The UIP Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are great people. Projects are interesting.

    Cons

    Principals are out of touch with any sort of reality. Primary owner acts like a child where he has temper tantrums and outbursts against people, often in front of colleagues. Company owes a lot of vendors a lot of money. They don’t pay vendors on time. They treat residents in their buildings very unfairly.

    Advice to Management

    Start acting as an ethical company. Pay your vendors. Stop trying to be a bully company. Steve Schwat, stop being a cheapskate and slumlord.

    The UIP Companies2018-08-03
  5. "Great Place To Call Home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The UIP Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great site teams Great management Great principles Team atmosphere

    Cons

    Sorry no cons as a great place to work and call home

    Advice to Management

    Looking forward to many years working with UIP

    The UIP Companies2018-06-26
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Nope..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The UIP Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at UIP for a year + and my coworkers were great and the projects I was on were interesting redevelopment and infill.

    Cons

    The founder of the company, who happens to handle the development side has no clue. His leadership style is non existent and dictator-like. The other two principals are good people but are handcuffed by the founder.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a real leader that knows how to manage architects and treat people respectfully.

    The UIP Companies2018-07-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Property Management Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The UIP Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to manage multiple properties and a chance to have some control of how your portfolio is handled.

    Cons

    Management style was punitive and completely disorganized. Policies changed on a whim and the expectations to perform were unrealistic. The amount of turnover that occurred also created a very negative environment. There were also random outbursts in the office that showed another side to upper management that did not bode well to employees. Work hours were amended after employment began and my 5 day work schedule turned...

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    The UIP Companies2018-07-19
  8. Helpful (2)

    "High Turnover Rate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The UIP Companies full-time

    Pros

    Good Work and Life Balance Nice Co-Workers Some company events

    Cons

    Paid once a month Company pays little to nothing into Benefits Company expects more than they are willing to invest Hires friends with no experience

    The UIP Companies2018-05-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company!"

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    Current Employee - Property Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The UIP Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun culture. Employee appreciation events. Opportunity for growth for top performers. Great performance bonuses and commission eligibility. Owners really care about the company and it’s people. We are called UIPeople :)

    Cons

    We are fast paced which can be overwhelming to some while others thrive. The days go by fast! That’s really the only thing I can think of- I am truly happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    The UIP Companies2018-04-28
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a place to stay long"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at The UIP Companies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexibility, work independently

    Cons

    No support, no training. Very high employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Train and support your employees as opposed to throwing them to the wolves.

    The UIP Companies2018-05-29
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